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edward snowden's legal limbo could be drawing to an end with her annus a leaker about to get the papers he needs to leave a moscow airport transit zone of anger russia. anyone who's willing to help us in advance to take on the storm we're willing to accept him whether he looks like the model what he looks like look. we challenge a free syrian army representative or his group's accomplices as al qaida linked militants hold around two hundred kurdish civilians hostage in syria. and the us will finally hold long deferred hearings for dozens of guantanamo bay inmates while eighty six others cleared for release are still unable to leave the prison.
this is actually coming to life from the russian capital and marina joshie welcome to the program. and it's a whistleblower edward snowden could finally set food on russian territory today he's waiting for paperwork which would allow him to leave the transit zone of moscow's sheremetyevo airport and according to a lawyer who is helping snowden the man who leaked secret u.s. documents is here to stay are just landed france is at the airport. it is a distinct possibility that edward studied could soon call the russian federation home and even be looking for a job here on russian soil but now the announcement came as quite a surprise to many people but the reasons for it are fairly straightforward according to one of his legal advisers here in russia leaving the country at to get one of the other countries that has offered edward snowden asylum is just too dangerous and started could very easily end up in the hands of the united states
now this is a direct reference to the incident on july third when the president oblivious plane was forced to land on suspicion of actually carrying snowden in the aircraft today snowden is hoping to get his hands on a very important document that will allow him to finally leave this temporary home here at sheremetyevo airport for the last month and move freely about the russian federation for the next three months if he received this form you like this formalized document today sitting at the federal migration services is processing his bid for temporary asylum now at the end of those three months word will will arrive to him whether or not that asylum bid has been approved or turned down now whether the news is favorable or not there is a plan in place let's listen your movies if the russian federal migration service denies mr snowden's request we still have the option of the pealing against this
decision in court i explained all the legal aspects to edward and he intends to use this right of appeal should there be your fusil mr snowden's planning to settle down here or find a job and just adapt to the circumstances you would with that temporary asylum bid if granted would need to be renewed every year indefinitely to stay current so we're here at sheremetyevo airport waiting with bated breath to see whether or not he receives that fateful document with which will allow him to leave the temporary home here at terminal f and. possibly start a brand new life here in russia. snowden has become a wanted man after showing the world just how much us security services watch people all over the world the n.s.a. strong hold on digital data communications makes privacy seem like a thing of the past so. i tried to see if she could avoid big brother while going about her daily business in new york. in a post prism usa anonymity has become
a rare commodity some accepted others are outraged but at the end of the day there's no easy way of escaping the prying eye of the n.s.a. five years ago i would have a cell phone little snatch in your pocket dump it don't bring your cell phone with you all the time now it doesn't matter now you have automatic license plate readers to track where you are now you have metro pass through. the city bike system and facial recognition like it or not every american armed with technology has been cast in their own twenty four hour reality show the national security agency is the uninvited proper razzi you never see or hear it makes me want more careful about what i speak about on the phone and the way i conduct my business and i think it creates a certain consciousness that that weighs on us i feel like at this point i'm just a number in all of their data everything these days is so it's so critical the use
in that technology is just part of our lives now and it's kind of unavoidable if you want to keep up with what's going on this is what do you know do not have a cell phone out of a car not live in a city. the only solution for living n.s.a. free is to divorce from all things digital experts say using encrypted search engines or changing security settings on social networks isn't enough the truth is you have to maintain all to do some compartmentalize that you have to behave like an intelligence agent you have to constantly be thinking what tracks do i leave clearly retaining privacy under america's web of surveillance requires some sacrifice and here is where we're going to figure out how much so first things first i use as a way to get to work now if i use my credit card to buy my metro card then i can be tracked so. said that he used the. easy.
leap i usually check emails and voice mails during my five block walk to work but living in a safe three fires living without a cell phone fingers crossed i'm not missing any breaking news right now. so now i am at my office i need to swipe a key card to get inside the security company knows where i am. at my desk i'm still n.s.a. free i log into my corporate email but i can't use skype i can't use twitter i don't have a facebook account so there's no sacrifice there but here's the problem i can't use the web to research or read the news because all my activity can be tracked. newspaper yesterday's news but better than nothing this is about the time that i check my producer. invalid number my phone calls wouldn't go through and my only other person opt in
is snail mail a slower but surveillance for all turn. or so i thought bring up or deny our team in new york. was your country spied on and wasn't working was us intelligence you can find out r.t. dot com so go to edward snowden timeline and click on an interactive map showing the scope of the embassies global operations. and while you're there find out what the u.s. intelligence agency is doing to carry on spying story bob the n.s.a. has wrangle with congress over a wide scale surveillance is just a click away on r.t. dot com. in northeast syria al qaida linked extremists are holding around two hundred kurdish civilians hostage and that's according to the russian foreign ministry the kurds in the area have long been trying to protest their homes amid heavy firing between jihad as forces and syrian government troops
are supposedly or has the details. more than two hundred civilians and let me stress that we're talking here about innocent men women and children all being held hostage by extremists in north eastern syria now we understand that the hostages are being used as human shields the russian foreign ministry saying that they're mostly from kurdish families whose members are fighting extremists in the region now fighting broke out a few days ago between syrian kurds and al qaeda linked militants in the towns of. and rice are along the syrian turkish border this is exactly where i'll notice where and other al qaeda affiliated groups have been operating it looks as if these extremist groups are now literally of control there are attempts by the kurds to form some kind of interim government while the al qaida affiliates one to form an islamic state what the fighting shows is that attempts by al qaida to secure
kurdish support has failed although there are some kurdish jihadists of course there are still tensions between the kurdish groups themselves but it seems that at least for now they have found common ground against the extremists turkey of course is looking on with concern it's worried that if the kurds fight al qaida they will get support from the waist but on the other hand the kurds in cells are not keen on the syrian national council either and they have refused to join the turkish backed syrian opposition that has not given them any assurances of promises as to a division of syria off to president bashar assad and some western states including the u.k. have so far backtracked in their arms supplies to the opposition voicing concerns about the threat of extremists in syria but the free syrian army has admitted it and will accept help from anyone including al qaida my colleague bill dog spoke to a rebel army spokesperson zaki. the situation in syria with the out of position is
pretty much complicated if you hear on the that there's a lot of the visions within the free syrian army in there of the one that let's say you say it's complicated there are divisions basically you've been hijacked by radical extremists by the likes of al qaida no. you can't so with that in. the logs of al qaida. to the advantage yes and they will look brothers are being killed by this torrent and the world is doing nothing about it and just sitting back on the backs of us and doing nothing or what will get us there being so. anyone who's willing to hold us in advance to take on this torrent we are willing to accept him whether he looks like bin laden whether he looks like hitler the u.k. prime minister he says there's too much extremism on the ground there in syria so if extremist groups fighting the government fall to apply do you actually fear losing support of your foreign allies because you know are probably going to stop
some western countries says there's a stream of within the opposition i mean it's still not a justifiable reason not to hold the moderates in while syrian opposition figures are lobbying paris for advanced weapons and now will go to the us the syrian national coalition has undergone a series of shifts and its leadership but it still lacks unity artist paul scott looks at who exactly is fighting president. while the opposition are united in their desire to overthrow president bashar al assad that seems to be where their similarity ends the syrian national coalition is the umbrella group recognized internationally as the legitimate representative of the syrian people but they don't represent all factions opposed to a sad one group operating out of their control for example is the al qaeda linked al nusra front the coalition say they've hijacked the revolution or they've been classed by many in the west as a terrorist organization elsewhere a separate syrian group affiliated to al qaida helped facilitate
a jailbreak in iraq over the weekend freeing high ranking al qaeda operatives infiltrated by foreign fighters on the issues agenda seem separate from out of the coalition and it's even led to infighting on f.s.a. commander was killed by a rival group and the f.s.a. feel they could soon be fighting on two fronts but when we use the phrase opposition exactly who are we talking about well the coalition alone is made up of at least eleven different groups including the muslim brotherhood who have recently called on the us and the e.u. to send arms in the battle with assad while only offering loose guarantees they won't fall into extremist hands there's also the coalition of secular and democratic syrians the syrian democratic people's party supreme council of the syrian revolution and so it goes on the disparate nature of the syrian opposition combined with the presence of islamic extremists means any nation looking to support the rebels are walking a ten year old tight rope with very few guarantees that any military support won't
backfire and actually encourage the one thing that trying to fight elsewhere. red light green light half the detainees in guantanamo bay are to receive hearings after years behind bars but the fate of others already cleared for release remains unclear more on that after the break stay with us. the interview.
right from the scene. first street view and i think that you're. on our reporters were. instructed. to be in the. back this is our team july is already the deadliest in iraq this year and now another nine policemen have been killed near the city of mosul the country's constantly plagued by these types of militant attacks but late on sunday al qaida
used a different tactic by laying siege to two prisons and freeing up to a sow's and inmates. well on saturday alone eighty people died the majority of them from bomb attacks in the capital baghdad half as many were killed on sunday including over twenty security officers during those brazen prison assaults the train continued on monday and tuesday as a country edges ever closer to its most violent period ever well that was back in two thousand and six and two thousand and seven when tens of thousands were killed an armed man roamed the streets of baghdad the u.s. invasion of iraq a decade ago triggered massive resistance from insurgents and saw a spike in sectarian bloodshed which hasn't stopped since was get someone else's on this from journalist and broadcaster neil clark thank you so much for joining us here on r.t. to discuss this well looks like militants you just don't amass of blow to the security by storming high security prisons they are letting the insurgents out what
does actually say about the state of security in the country where it says it's going you know got a very bad situation is going to get even worse i mean to see two thousand and three four million iraqis over one million iraqis have been killed in may one thousand iraqis were killed already this month six hundred have died and so the situation is getting going from bad from bad to worse and i think what is quite ironic is that if you think back to two thousand and three and just before the invasion about the lies that were told from the neoconservatives who enormous they said that said i was saying was in bed with al qaeda they said he was an ally of al-qaeda that was one of the reasons given for the invasion of course he didn't come and go there were no leaks now al qaeda is very very strong in iraq and once again we've got the neoconservatives to thank for that sort of to the group time and time again the biggest allies about carried out well you know many are actually blaming prime minister nouri al maliki or not being able to stop the violence in the country do you think if he leaves that will change the situation will depart
will his departure change anything for the better not at all he's the fall guys he's going to be possible because he's behind them. without a phone within i think this all goes back to this instability or goes back to two thousand and three and the illegal invasion when a secular government which held the country together was destroyed by the west deliberately and i think that this chaos is all right and i think the last thing the west wants is a stable iraq peaceful iraq because of the would be a regional player again and they don't want that usa doesn't want a strong iraq israel doesn't want to know about something this kind of a loss is an icky bombs going off every day i think it suits the west very well in fact unfortunately well you know sectarian violence is obviously one of the problems they are plaguing the country stability. what will it take for it to stop in your opinion. well you know i think you just just said that i think this all part of the primary you know i think good when you think back libya was a strong independent country that's now been destroyed iraq was a strong independent country that's now been describing the same thing with syria
the u.s. and its row really want iraq to be like this because it won't be a threat to them or seem to be a threat to their regional player so i think this instability is all designed i think that they knew when they play with bush when dinette and destroy the iraqi government or secondly they knew that chaos would ensue they haven't helped me out of here to help the iraqi government much and they're of course happy for al-qaeda to work not just in iraq but in syria to topple the secular government the president the sad this is all designed this chaos and this instability this destabilization of the region is all designed it's a real conservative agenda which is to do to destroy independent countries in this region well of course let's take a broader look at this region and you know the political landscape there as the un's are going envoy to iraq was saying that the battlefields of the battlefields of iraq in syria are emerging and if the u.s. for example is supporting a syrian rebels is that having an effect on iraq as well. undoubtedly and of course this is all part of the grand plan as i just said i think but that the west doesn't
care what it does it wants a fat out doesn't matter if it's helping al qaeda and they'll be quite happy provocator to to do increasing its influence in the region because. it is an ally of of the west in many ways in this and so we've got this sort of double game going on where we're told that al qaeda is the great enemy the great threat that western policy is hoping out kate is doing the dirty work in a lot of countries in this region we did it in libya and in syria today so i think that the blood the blood shed is on the hands of tony blair and your more severe conservative said those of us who protested against your will have letterman and blood is on the hands of the neo conservatives who started this whole thing off with the illegal invasion in two thousand and three neal thank you so much for your thoughts here that was neil clark journalist and broadcaster talking to us here on our team extremely. well you can stay up to date with all our stories on air and online as well and here's a peek of what's waiting for you on our web site day at the core it's
a lot in siberia remote russian region moves to the forefront of science with the world's biggest facility to detect mysterious gamma rays at the end of the universe . and another click away at our t.v. dot com for you today killer style in new york find out why immigration officers decided these rebel could gun deals just why the full story of this fashion full body is on our website are right now. after years of indefinite detention almost half of the guantanamo prisoners will finally see their cases reviewed the news comes as a hunger strike at the notorious jail nears its six month legal reviews were actually ordered by president obama more than two years ago but it's only now actual preparations have begun so out of one hundred sixty six prisoners currently held at guantanamo bay seventy want inmates will get
a role style hearings most haven't been charged with any crime because there isn't enough evidence to hold the trial but they were still considered too dangerous to be released all of the rest only now and have been charged and six of which are awaiting death penalty trials and three have been convicted of war crimes while eighty six others are also eligible for reviews because they were cleared for release a long time ago while all this is a welcome step toward shutting guantanamo it's not enough to make inmates stop hunger striking says john eisenberg one of the prisoners lawyers. in the case of these detainees this is when they're trying to make is stop are indefinite detention and human and brutal half of us have been cleared those cleared for release let us go the only way they can express is by hunger striking and it is very much get in the world's attention that's the purpose of it i believe international pressure i believe pressure from members of the senate and that's
happened through letters written by senator feinstein senator durbin and next i hope pressure from the senate committee i hope all of this together will continue to put pressure on the president to do something positive about the problem that has become. more international in use in brief now we start with egyptian where the army chief has called for mass rallies in support of the military which wants the power to directly deal with violence and what it calls terrorism and follows a bomb blast outside a security headquarters in the city of misurata which killed one person more than twenty were injured including some policeman clashes and gunshots were also recorded at rallies in support of the ousted president morsy overnight with at least two people killed. campbell gary is capital sofia police have broken through barricades built around the parliament by
protesters demanding the government's resignation five people were injured when clashes broke out as police try to disperse the rally around a hundred officials and journalists were stuck inside the building people in the country have been on the streets for weeks outraged by what they claim is an action over corruption and crime. it was a u.k. slashing spending to balance the budget authorities in london are taking a bite out of fire rescue services proposed station closures and job cuts have sparked outrage among workers and led to concern over people's safety artie says are selling reports on how the firefighters are fighting the cost cutting drive. when there's a fire you may have to wait a little longer for help to arrive that's the fear of those campaigning against london mayor boris johnson proposed cuts to the london fire rescue services that could lead to the closure of their neighborhood station is
a tragedy for for the borough of it is the. schools businesses and houses and if it catches on fire we have to wait for brian green from other regions is just craziness as a stand he continues to bite someone and firefighters question why such a move despite david cameron's pre-election pledge of not cutting frontline services london could see a total of twelve fire stations closed eighteen engines axed and five hundred twenty jobs cut all to say forty five million pounds by two thousand and fifteen we think i was taught us would be dangerous we think they're wrong we think that reckless and if someone is trapped in a fog the difference between three minutes and i could be the difference probably will in many cases be the difference between life and death according to recently released figures a corking of all fire station right here is one of the busiest in london the night that fact according to reports but it may not be around much longer as it's one of those earmarked for closure. for hundred four years old so it's been here for
world was kings cross for seven seven zero instances we've attended grant edwards head of the save clark and while campaign has made it his mission to get the word out on the future of this station. it will be one of the choices that. as possible we can believe that they're drawn so far spice and such a. high priced. before. the firefighter and now government advisor to streamline and fire in. rescue services across england to save two hundred million pounds getting rid of so-called inefficiencies the reality is that we're in a very difficult period of austerity austerity for us are down five deaths are down four calls are down so it's roy to look again at the services he doesn't need to be
the same fire service where we had high numbers of deaths high number of calls and should it be reengineered and transformed in a different way so are you confident that should your report all your recommendations be taken into consideration that it will not impact public safety very comforted about that there are small victories though as the battle continues for firefighters hoping to change the st stations london fire chief just you turned on plans to close to stations initially earmarked clark and well however is still on that list we will continue following tonight sort of what we do we don't give up we carry on the. tests are still the r r t one day. and of next prime interest targets market tightens accused of conducting financial fraud in broad daylight that's after the break here in art.
will not talking about language at all but i will only react to situations i have read the reports for unlike the pollution i know i will leave them to state clearly to comment on your latter point of the month to say. the security of a car is on the docket no. thank you no more weasel words. when you date a direct question be prepared for a change when you try you should be ready for a battle freedom of speech and a little down the freedom to watch. choose your language clearly we can with knowing if there is still some. truth of the beauty of the
consensus to. choose the opinions that invigorating to. choose the stories that imply a good life truth be access to your office or. good afternoon and welcome to prime interest i'm harry i'm going you know in both english and here's the stories that we're tracking today more details are emerging on the commodity manipulation front a federal reserve is reviewing the decision it made ten years ago to allow banks to use customer money to speculate in physical commodities such as copper crude oil and aluminum no word on the gold as that might actually force the fed to admit that it's being manipulated or that bernanke you know something about it but even if the fed reverses itself and bans bank commodities trading guess who gets a pass that's right goldman sachs and morgan stanley since they only became banks
in two thousand and eight and they were grandfathered in end users of aluminum cans central to the goldman commodities dominance such as miller coors they are not pleased and they're pressuring the thread to end the practice field so in goes don't fight the fed but in this case we can't help but root for the show here and speaking of market mean if barton chilton's dream is slowly coming true no he hasn't put a good housekeeping seal of approval on every high frequency trading algo yet yes he actually asked for that winds but under a new and dodd frank authority has commodity futures trading commission is the launching its first to market manipulation caves against any firm and just another unintended consequence of monetary policy nearly five years into near zero interest rate where most of the printed money ends up right back at the fed we know have hedge funds instead of banks lending to troubled small.